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Carolyne Mas (born October 20, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and producer. Mas broke out of the Greenwich Village music scene boom of the late 1970s, along with other artists such as Steve Forbert, The Roches, and Willie Nile. Although she remains relatively unknown in the United States, except for a loyal cult of fans, she managed to gain popularity in Europe and Canada, mostly due to the use of television as a promotional tool in these markets.
Mas's energetic live shows, especially during the late 1970s and early 1980s whilst signed to Mercury Records, were well received. She toured the United States, Canada, and Europe extensively with a band of musicians including Crispin Cioe of the The Uptown Horns who later went on to play with acts such as The Rolling Stones; bassist Ivan Elias (1950-1995) who went on to play with Scandal; drummer Bobby Chouinard (1953-1997) who later played with Billy Squier; and keyboardist Charlie Giordano who later played alongside Bruce Springsteen. Her association with Springsteen included her involvement with him in the 'Jersey Artists for Mankind' project in May 1986.
Mas currently lives in Florida with her husband and son. Her mother also lives with Mas' family. Her aunt, Ana, whom she had cared for since 2002, died in April 2008. "Our Animal Haus, Inc.", Mas' non-profit sanctuary for unwanted, abused, and special needs animals and birds, continues to grow in size and she last performed in Italy, New York, and New Jersey in 2006. Most recently she reunited with Mark Johnson to record a cover of a song, written by the Italian singer Graziano Romani, called "The Most Crucial Enemy". The song was recorded at Mas' home. It was released in Italy in 2008, as part of a tribute album for Romani's fan club in Italy.
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